A Higher Loyalty

In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

A Higher Loyalty - James Comey Summary

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership is a book by James Comey, the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), discussing ethics and leadership Comey encountered throughout his life, his career in public office, and his relationship with President Donald Trump, who fired him in May 2017. It was published by Macmillan Publishers' Flatiron Books on April 17, 2018...

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Just juju7

Comey for President!5 star

Mr. Comey, I hope you find it possible to run for President in 2020. As a Democrat I would vote for you hands down. Trump is a disgrace to this country. We need men like you in leadership positions. Thank You for your service. And may God Bless you and your family! Sincerely, Jeff Kleymann 55

Dissapointedzombie killer

Liar1 star

Garbage book from a liar and leaked. 15


Comey’s honesty comes through5 star

That there was a question in the media of whom to believe (Comey or Trump) is a complete travesty, as this dedicated head of the FBI endured having his name dragged through the mud by so-called conservative patriots who seriously considering as true the word of our pathologically lying president. Both political tribes have attacked Comey for trying to do his job in a non-partisan way; this may be the key sign of his probity. 55


Comey’s honesty comes through5 star

That there was a question in the media of whom to believe (Comey or Trump) is a complete travesty, as this dedicated head of the FBI endured having his name dragged through the mud by so-called conservative patriots who seriously considering as true the word of our pathologically lying president. Both political tribes have attacked Comey for trying to do his job in a non-partisan way; this may be the key sign of his probity. 55


Best book EVER!!!!5 star

It was certainly an eye-opener on what really went on behind the scenes. How 1 man standing up for what’s right can change the way we are heading as a nation. There was a lot of what was said that the bias media twisted to fit the crooked current administration. If only we had more like Mr. Jim in positions of authority that would make the tough decisions and do what is right and not play the political games. I can only hope that he is one day on the ballot to be voted for cause he certainly has my vote!!! 55

T-Bone Homer

A Higher Loyalty5 star

It was a most interesting read which brought out the real duties of the three branches of government and educated me on the entirely three separate branches of government & how they reacted during, what I call the perfect storm of partisan politics. It made me proud to be an American on how James Comey handled this crazy time in Politics, & how he took the hit and did the right thing. I would be more than happy to have James Comey on my team👍🏻🙏🏻 Truth is power💙🙏🏻 55


A higher loyalty by James Comey5 star

I salute James Comey for the book. It takes a lot of moral courage to share the truth and to encourage his readers to speak the truth against a President who can’t speak any truth! 55

Bill R1423

A truth purveyor, thank you5 star

This is a book that should be read by every member of the government from the line staff in departments to serving congressional members. Mr. Comey has laid out how continued silence on the actions of unethical and ego-driven president will harm us in-ways we cannot currently foresee, but the strength of our nations values will be stronger and wiser for the current dumpster fire that is our current time in history. Thank you sir for being a true confident leader. 55


Waste of time1 star

Trash 15

B 1284

Garbage1 star

Nothing here that isn’t already public knowledge, if there was Comey would be in jail for writing it! 15


Thank you!5 star

I have to say that it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book cover to cover, consisting of more than 200 pages in less than 5 days overall. I realize to many that may read this comment, that’s not a big deal and that’s ok. For me it’s a big deal! I may never get the opportunity to meet you in person but I want to shake you hand. Like many across this country, I’m an armchair politician who debates the issues with friends while sipping their beverage of choice. Suffice to say sometimes we get it right and... sometimes we don’t. That said, I was one of the many voices that cursed you behind the news conference regarding the Clinton emails and it’s timing. And, like most people who did not have the information you had to work with were absolutely convinced this was politically motivated. If what you say is true and I have no reason to believe otherwise, I have no idea of who, what, why, where or when I would have done if in your shoes at that time. I don’t have much but my own integrity and I don’t trade it for anybody or anything... with a clearer understanding of the situation, I applaud you. Tough Call! As for the current administration... we’ll, be prayerful if you pray. It’s going to be a tough road to recovery, this man is dangerous on many levels and not in a good way. Thank you for the insight and inspiration. Jerry 55


Fast read5 star

First of all the book is well written , which surprised me a bit. The other surprise was how much this book was not about the squatter living in the big white home on Penn Ave. that we all own a share of (when I say we , I mean taxpaying Americans and that doesn't include the current squatter). Ignore all the 1 star reviews written by the right wing idiots or should I say Trump supporters. Comey is a honest flawed human being with great character , integrity and humblism(probably not a word but it should be) Read the book if you are truly learning what it takes to be not only a great leader but a successful one. To all the 1 star reviewers who didn't read the book (probably due to the small letters , no pictures and endless amount of words with more than 4 letters) . Honest people are very easy to spot , they look at you when they speak and their eyes do not drift , they also question themselves and admit when they are wrong or make a mistake so next time "El Squatter" is blabbering in a one on one interview watch his eyes then go back and watch all those taped nazi rally's and find a time where Trump has ever admitted being wrong. To Comey : History will be on your side. Trump has screwed everyone he has ever met so when the WWE , reality show watching base realizes what we already know there will be justice. Your great person that I am sure of and you will have the last laugh (to bad it couldn't be while placing the handcuffs on the D-bag). 55


Comparing Two FBI Directors’ Books1 star

I bought Mr. Comey’s book for several reasons: (1) I like the cover (2) I wanted to compare Mr. Comey’s points of view to those of former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s book “My FBI” (3) Mr. Comey’s book was on sale for 40% off (4) I do not read fiction and I do not plan to read Mr. Comey’s book. (5) I plan to put Mr. Comey’s book next to former Director Freeh’s book (6) I will be PROUD to have both books side-by-side in a book case. One written by a GREAT DIRECTOR and the other by a “wanna be” director. 15


One Star?!?5 star

Please Don’t rate books if you don’t read them. This book is comprehensive and while I don’t agree with some of the laws and policies upheld, Comey did his job well. Telling readers his journey and the truth about the situations and decisions occurring below the surface. 55


Love the book5 star

It seems to me he is very honest in the book. Thank you very much. 55


No matter what your politics, an excellent read5 star

Well written and helpful for those trying to make sense of changes in our world today. 55

Kika F

The James Comey Book1 star

After reading this book, I shall be very surprised if Mr. Comey is not canonized. He portrays himself and the former President Obama above reproach. His definition of a leader is laughable, a person who has confidence and humility...if President Obama had those qualities, would he have accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing? Comey needs to realize the people who voted for President Trump were not voting for a husband of the year but for a person with a proven record of being able to get things done. A true leader is judged by their results. In my opinion, after one and a half years, Trump’s accomplishments surpass Obama’s two terms in office. Actually, I cannot think of one positive thing Obama did for this country. 15


Love it!5 star

I’m just half way through the book and love it. The emphasis on ethical leadership was a pleasant surprise. Great read and a one that every aspiring Leader should read. 55


Kool Aide for the Masses1 star

Well you get what you pay for. I tried my best to follow his story but by the end, the holes keep anyone still capable of objective reasoning to see both the smoke AND the mirrors. You would think from the great reviews that this telling would make it all clear and straight. Bread and circuses for those still attached to sugary beverages. 15


Give it a chance5 star

Even if you think that Comey changed the 2016 elections, form your opinion of him and this book after giving this a read. It’s a good book, written with care, and if you give it the chance, it might pleasantly surprise you. 55

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